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, happy to be home, we want to show you the photo of merrill newman and his wife, happy at home. he says he is truly grateful for all the support he and his family have received during this ordeal. korean war veteran merrill newman arrived at san francisco international airport to a group of media. he held hands with his wife, lee, and his son, jeff, was beside him. >> good morning, i'm delighted to be home. i want to thank the swedish embassy in korea. >> reporter: he was released with humanitarian gesture, based on his age. >> it is a great homecoming, and i'm tired, ready to be with my family now. and thank you all for the support we got. and very much appreciate it. >> reporter: newman was getting ready to leave north korea october 26th after a ten-day visit there when he was taken off the plane. the government detained him for more than a month, accusing him of being a criminal involved in the killing of civilians during the korean war. this video released on state-run television november 29th shows newman reading a handwritten apology. the political experts say it was likely writte
are following a developing story. freed and back home merrill newman arrived at sfo this morning. >> reporter: he is happy to be back with his family tonight. we want to show you a picture of merrill newman and his wife. it appears he is doing what he told us he wanted to do this morning. that is relax. his son let us know an hour ago he is doing well and pleased to be back at home. >> i am delighted to be home. >> korean war veteran arrived at san francisco international airport after an overnight flight from beijing. the 85 year old addressed the media with a short statement. >> i want to thank the swedish embassy and the american embassy in beijing for all of their help. it has been a great homecoming. and i'm tired but i'm ready to be with my family now. thank you all for the support we got. and very much appreciated. >> reporter: the north korean state news agency reported newman had been, quote, deported. according to the report his release was a humanitarian gesture based on the 84 year old's advanced age. he was taken off the plane in october and detained until this week accused of be
news. merrill newman, the 85-year-old palo alto man who was detained in north korea for six weeks, is right now on a plane headed to sfo. he will land in a couple of hours. we're live at sfo where a welcome home crowd continues to grow. >> reporter: that scheduled ?riet supposed to land at 8:58. we expect family to alive closer to that time. it's sure to be a warm welcome for the korean war veteran who has been away from his wife, family and friends for more than a month now. we have video of merrill newman in china last night on his way home. the ordeal started when merrill newman visited north korea in october. just as he was about to board a flight for china, he was detained on october 26 and charged with hostile acts against the state. the associated press says merrill newman served in a it top secret military unit that trained south koreans to sneak into north korea during the war. during his time in custody in north korea, they released a video of the veteran apologizing for his actions. the north korean government does have a history of coercesing statements from detainees.
. >>> new developments tonight, merrill newman is finally back home after arriving at sportstime ohio, sfo san francisco international airport. tired, but upbeat, newman is back after being released by the north korean government. the 85-year-old war veteran turned prisoner stepped off a jet in san francisco to end a 43-day long ordeal. ktvu's debora villalon is live in santa cruz with what newman had to say about his experience. >> reporter: it's all quiet after what you would expect after an exhausting day, merrill newman finely getting a night's sleep in his own bed. this picture shared by their son showed lee and merrill newman relaxing over a meal. they were reunited in morning at sfo where newman arrived nonstop from beijing. friends and onlookers aflawed as he strolled through the airport, his comments brief. >> good morning, i'm delighted to be home. >> reporter: the 85-year-old veteran thanked the swedish embassy for helping with his release. >> it's been a great homecoming and i'm tired, but happy to be with my family. >> reporter: the refire retired executive was held without
korea. 85-year-old merrill newman was a careeran war veteran. today we learned he served in a secret armed forces group called the white tigers. abc 7 news reporter lillian kim has those details. lillian. >> merrill newman's role in the white tiger to train anti-communist guerrillas. this photo shows him posing with some of the members in south korea decades after the korean war. newman reportedly visited south korea twice in the past ten years. in his videotaped apology released by north korean state media friday night, newman accepts responsibility for helping anti-communist guerrillas. the guerrilla unit was called a regiment named after a north korean mountain where the guerrillas sought refuge. many are now questioning why newman went to north korea given his role during the korean war. one fellow white tiger believes newman went to do a favor for his former guerrillas. >> i think some of those people indicated they may have had relatives still living in north korea, and they probably asked him would he try to find those and maybe talk to those people and let them know what the
-old merrill newman was a careeran war veteran. today we learned he served in a secret armed forces group called the white tigers. abc 7 news reporter lillian kim has those details. lillian. >> merrill newman's role in the white tiger to train anti-communist guerrillas. this photo shows him posing with some of the members in south korea decades after the korean war. newman reportedly visited south korea twice in the past ten years. in his videotaped apology released by north korean state media friday night, newman accepts responsibility for helping anti-communist guerrillas. the guerrilla unit was called a regiment named after a north korean mountain where the guerrillas sought refuge. many are now questioning why newman went to north korea given his role during the korean war. one fellow white tiger believes newman went to do a favor for his former guerrillas. >> i think some of those people indicated they may have had relatives still living in north korea, and they probably asked him would he try to find those and maybe talk to those people and let them know what the condition of their
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man back with family. >> merrill newman was detained for 42 days after his visit. we are live at the palo alto home. we can only imagine how the family is feeling tonight. >> that's right. vicki. mr.newman left the airport and waiting for him to show up and walk into his building. we do know he is with family. >> it is a great homecoming and i'm tired but ready to be with my family. >> merrill newman did not have much to say after being detained in north korea for six weeks, his wife, son and family met him at san francisco international airport where he flew in from beijing. >> i'm delighted to be home. >> visiting north korea and was on his way home october 26th when according to the facebook page dedicated to bringing him home he was escorted off the plane because of his army service in the korean war 60 years ago. >> while detained, he confessed for the crimes. many think it was forced and days after it he was freed and after touching u.s. soil he thanked his supporters. >> thank the swedish embassy and beijing. >> there were well-wishers here in his hometown, his wife has
one month has been deported back to the united states. merrill newman is expected to arrive in, what, a couple of hours, mike. >> reporter: yes. i just confirmed with airport officials that he is expected to arrive around 9:00 on a united airlines flight coming from beijing. his son will be here to greet his father as he finally arrives back in states. he is 85 and from palo alto and has been held by the south korea an government since late october. before he was scheduled to leave, korean authorities detained him and held him for weeks. he is a korean war veteran and televised an apology for his part in the war. he briefly spoke to reporters on his way home at the beijing airport. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the -- so i can be on my way. >> how do you feel now? >> i feel good. i feel good. >> what do you want to do first thing. >> go home and see my wife. >> reporter: now, in a statement, north korea an officials say taking into consideration his admittance of the act committed by him, an apology made by him, the above said institution deported him from the c
's no word at this point if he plans to discuss with anyone the arrest of merrill newman. there's a statement that asks for the release of merrill newman as well as kenneth bay, another american held in the communist country. we are following the story at nbc bay area.com. type in detained in north korea in the search bar and you'll get the very latest information. >>> we are following a developing story tonight. san francisco police are investigating a deadly shooting. detectives tell us the victim was trying to sell a game console when he was shot and killed. the robbery and shooting happened about 3:30 this afternoon near the mission district. investigators say the victim a man in his 20s arranged online to meet up with a buyer. when the buyer showed up, he reportedly stole the console and then fired several shots, killing the man. police have not released a description of the suspect. they're also looking to see if there's video sur vale lance from any of the nearby businesses that could help them track down the gunman. police say this is also a very real warning about the dangers to sell
korean government is back home tonight. merrill newman arrived at sfo this morning but as don knapp reports he wouldn't comment on the time in captivity. >> reporter: a round of applause greets merrill newman walking through san francisco's international terminal. back home after being held six weeks by the north korean. >> government. >> great homecoming and i'm tired but ready to be with my family now. and -- thank you all for the support we got. and very much appreciate it. >> reporter: newman declined to talk about his experience. later, news crews waited for hours at newman's retirement home for a chance to learn more. he didn't show. newman advised south korean guerrillas during the war. on october 26th as he prepared the fly -- no fly home from north korea they entered the plane and removed him. that's week they released this video of newman reading a so- called confession apology. >> with the information of the kp a and attack the communication system and killed three innocent operators. >> reporter: the north korean video signaled an impending release according to stanford'
85-year-old merrill newman would step in front of a flood of microphones which his son lee wife lee and son jeff, i caught this which my smartphone, some of his first steps back on u.s. soil. >> i want to thank the swedish embassy in pyongyang and the american embassy in by a jenning for all their help. it's been a great homecomeing and i'm tired, but i'm here which my family now and thank you all for the support we got and very much appreciated. >> mr. newman, can you tell us about your time in prison and how they treated you. >> reporter: seemingly overwhelm, newman discussed the act about them. his detention put further strain on diplomatic relations when north korea showed video to him reading a couldn't federal governments to war crimes. it wasn't clear if it was coerced. they said the korean war veteran whoover saw war time gorillas was released because he had apologized for his alleged crimes during the war and his age and medical condition as air force security escorted he and his family to a waiting car, i asked the question everyone wanted to know. >> what is the first thi
in comfortable living conditions during his stay. merrill newman greeted a neighbor outside his home this morning. he was taken of a plane in korean in late october and accused of shying on north korea after fighting in the korean war. he said he was kept in a comfortable hotel room, not a cell. and was given traditional korean food. he was bored at some times. when asked if he would travel again he said his wife is now in control of his passport. >> there's a downed plane with four people on board in idaho. the missing plane was heading for montana when the pilot reported engine trouble last sunday, weekend storms hampered the search for dale smith and his family. the search resumed today with a witness who heard gasoline -- plane bank and drop. it's helping officials to narrowly row the search area. >>> a judge could determine tomorrow if the school shooter is mentally fit to stand trial. he was last evaluated in june. at that time the judge said he was not competent. he is accused of murdering seven people at a university in oakland in april of last year. >> thousands of fans turn out today to
. >>> after returning from detainment, merrill newman said he was treated well. he was with his family yesterday after landing at sfo. he was in a hotel room and not in a jail. when questions about actions, he said that's not my english. he read a statement in sorrow for killing north koreans. >>> an adventure that saved their lives. >>> after the crash of asiana flight 214 and firefighters in charge. ilt fresh from the breap for just $2 each all december long. subway. eat fresh. customer appreciation month at subway. we're saying thanks with two of your favorite six inch subs. the six-inch cold cut combo, or the six-inch meatball marinara, built fresh from the bread up for just $2 each all december long. subway. eat fresh. >>> early today oakland police came out in force looking for a homicide suspect at west 36th street. officers had their guns drawn. they didn't find any suspects and the area opened at 6:30 this morning. >>> 52-year-old lin was stabbed during a robbery. the attacker escaped on foot. this is the 85th homicide this year, but that is down from 120. >>> the crash of as
captive in north korea said he was kept in comfortable living conditions during his stay. merrill newman greeted a neighbor outside his home this morning. he was taken of a plane in korean in late october and accused of shying on north korea after fighting in the korean war. he said he was kept in a comfortable hotel room, not a cell. and was given traditional korean food. he was bored at some times. when asked if he would travel again he said his wife is now in control of his passport. >> there's a downed plane with four people on board in idaho. the missing plane was heading for montana when the pilot reported engine trouble last sunday, weekend storms hampered the search for dale smith and his family. the search resumed today with a witness who heard gasoline -- plane bank and drop. it's helping officials to narrowly row the search area. >>> a judge could determine tomorrow if the school shooter is mentally fit to stand trial. he was last evaluated in june. at that time the judge said he was not competent. he is accused of murdering seven people at a university in oakland in april of
this. >>> korean war veteran merrill newman spent more than a month detained in north korea after being taken in to custody while on a tourist trip and now we're learning he was kept in a hotel room the entire time, not a jail cell. he told the sentinel he was well fed and kept comfortable. when asked about his televised apology, he said that's not my english. he said his wife now controls his passport. >>> this is the first sunday since nelson mandela's death. south africans prayed for him in and out of church. the celebrations of mandela's life have not let up since his death on thursday. today mandela's ex-wife is headed to one service. at another, his successor eulogized the country's first black president. >> what he was able to do, to engage in struggle, to end in justice. >> president obama and first lady michelle will leave tomorrow for south africa. they'll attend a national memorial service for mandela on tuesday. >>> bay area churchgoers also honored the former south african president today. john shows us the celebration of his life and legacy at san francisco's glide memoria
in santa cruz. merrill newman landed at sfo yesterday to plenty of fanfare. here is lisa amin gulezian with more. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: merrill newman held on to the ones he missed most while being detained in north korea. after traveling some 24 hours, he's finally back in the bay area. >> it's been a great homecoming. i'm tired, but ready to be with my family. >> the 85-year-old was a man of few words while at san francisco international airport. >> what's the first thing you are going to do when you make it back through your door? >> i think probably take my shoes off. >> after leaving sfo the newman family came here to their second home in santa cruz. it's a house they have owned for decades. once inside they have been relaxing and spending time together. this is a photo taken of merrill and his wife leigh having lunch. they aren't returning to their primary residence in palo alto, where yellow ribbons were tied by neighbors as a symbol of merrill's safe return. vice president joe biden had this to say. >> there is a piece of good news. the dprk today released someone
. this is merrill newman - making a so-called apology over the weekend. >> catherine: the korean war vet said he was sorry for war crimes he committed. his friends and family say the apology was clearly scripted. and some experts say pressure from the white >> catherine: inside edition has releasedit shows him enjoying his 10-day tour of north korea - before he was detained. the swedish ambassador has now been allowed to meet with him and deliver his heart medication. he says newman appeared to be in good health. >> catherine: it's world aids day - and it's also the 25th anniversary of the 'first' worlds aids day. that's why there's a huge red ribbon on the white >> catherine: president obama is marking the occasion by announcing a new project to advance hiv research -- aimed at a cure. >> catherine: the president says the world has come a long way since 1988. this is an aids treatment center in china. a new study suggests that if fighting aids >> catherine: continues -- the world will reach "the beginning of the end of aids" as soon as 20-15. several 49ers swapped their helmets for santa hats t
have the latest. >> merrill newman is on his way home from north korea after being held prisoner for more than a month. >> i appreciate the tolerance that the dprk forecast has given to me to be on my way. >> the man had completed a ten-day tour of the north when agents of the communist regime of dickty -- off his flight. show showed him reading from a apparent confession. >> they killed three innocent operators, delayed the munition supplies use, please i was. >> his son said he's absolutely delighted about the announcement. you can imagine this has been a very difficult ordeal for us as a family aed particularly for him. >> tensions remain high on the korean peninsula although the north has toned down their hostile rhetoric of earlier in the year when they threatened to launch warheads. >> they said newman was released because he apologized for his alleged crimes and because of his age and medical condition. vice president biden, who is in south korea, praised him last night and asked him if he wanted to ride home in style. i offered him a flight home in style but he wanted a d
this morning. the palo alto veteran held captive in north korea is on his way home. merrill newman was taken off the plane and held for more than a month. last night he was departed from -- deported from north corey a. we have the latest. >> >> merrill newman is on his way home from north korea after being held prisoner for more than a month. >> i appreciate the tolerance in a the dprk government has given to me to be on my way. >> the man had completed a ten-day tour of the north when agents of the communist regime dictator took him off his flight. the government claimed he killed north koreans during the war in 1950 to 1953. north korean state controlled television showed him reading from an apparent confession. >> they collected information from the dprk and killed three innocent operators, delayed the munition supplies using explosives. >> his son said he's absolutely delighted about the announcement. you can imagine this has been a very difficult ordeal for us as a family and particularly for him. >> reporter: newman's detention came as tensions remained high on the core row an peninsul
to be in good health. the swedish ambassador visited 85-year-old merrill newman over the weekend and gave him his heart medication. newman told the ambassador he is being treated well. video was released friday of newman reading an alleged apology letter for crimes during the korean war. the obama administration is urging north korea to release new imagine and another american held there for more than a year. >>> a new clue in the death of "fast & furious" actor paul walker. >> up next, the new security video that shows the fiery crash and it may help rule out one theory on what happened. >> speed was a factor in the deadly train derailment in new york. what the engineer says was the problem. >> and the bay area woman is showing no love to southwest after she says the carrier kicked her and her service dog off a plane in oakland. ,,,,,, friend on saturday. jeff ng has the tape and why it may s in >>> new video of the fiery crash that killed actor paul walker and a friend on saturday. jeff nguyen has the tape and why it may prove the car walker was in was not drag-racing. >> reporter: new vid
in comfortable living conditions during his stay. here's a photo of 85-year-old merrill newman greeting a neighbor outside his home in sant cruz this morning. he was taken off of a plane in north korea in late october and accused of crimes committed while fighting in the korean war six decades ago. he arrived back in the u.s. yesterday. he said he was kept in a comfortable hotel room, not a cell. he was well fed, eating traditional korean food. newman said he was even bored at times when asked if he would travel abroad again, he said his wife is now in control of his passport. >>> thousands of fans turned out today to pay tribute to actor paul walker. they gathered around a memorial set up where walker died november 30th. mourners left flowers, candles, cards and stuffed animals. so many people showed up today, sheriff's deputies had to direct traffic in the area. walker was on a break from shooting the seventh "fast & furious" movie when he died. production was delayed but will continue without him. >>> still ahead, why some well known musicians are canceling shows. >>> details of a la
. that is very good news for 85- year-old merrill newman and his family. he was finishing up a tour of north korea when he was taken into custody more than a month ago. this video was released just last week showing newman reading an alleged apology letter for the crimes during the korean war. back in 1950s, north korea's state media says that they released merrill because he made that apology. >>> the pier where the google barge is under construction at treasure island is under investigation tonight because contractors might not have the proper permits. san francisco bay conservation and development commission confirms it has begun an internal investigation into the permitting process. the agency wants to know whether the permits issued for the google project actually allow allow the work that has been going on. after secrecy google finally admitted the barge is intended to be a floating marketing center. >>> other bay area headlines now, three teenaged boys in richmond face rape charges for the alleged assaults of two girls one 14 one 17. police say it happened a week ago at wildcat canyon
detained in north korea. the latest video of 85 year-old to merrill newman shows to making this so-called apology. his friends and family say that the apology was clearly scripted. >> this is a baffling. this is a new regimen of new leaders. i suspect that he is sending different signals but nobody knows what those signals are. >> another photograph has been released of a new man. it shows come and join his tended toward north korea. he is still being treated well and he has received medications that were sent by his family. >> coming up on the kron4 morning new spread tablets on the dinner table. coming up we will let you know what apple bees near you plans to do. >> will also have to cyber monday results. >> welcome back. the laptops, tablets and other mobile devices were working overtime for cyber monday. considered to be the super bowl of online shopping. analysts say overall sales were up 17 point 5 percent compared to last year. smartphones and tablets drove nearly one third of traffic on cyber monday. marking a shift in shopping preferences. some of the most popular items in
, the palo alto veteran held captive in north korea is on his way home right now. newman was held for more than a month and last night he was deported from north korea. here's the latest. >> reporter: merrill newman is on his way home from north korea after a month. >> i appreciate the tolerance of the dpprk government for me to be on my way. >> reporter: the 85-year-old palo alto man completed a 10-day tour of the north and agents of the communist regime pulled him off his return flight. the pyongyang government claimed he killed north koreans in the korean war 1950 to 1953. north korean state-controlled television showed him reading from an apparent confession. >> collected information of the kpa and attacked communication system and killed three innocent operators, delayed the munition supply using explosives. >> reporter: his son says he's absolutely dlooigted about the announcement. >> as you can imagine, this is a very difficult ordeal for us as a family and particularly for him. >> reporter: his detention as tensions are high in the korean peninsula although the north recently toned
operations until they get more snow. >>> a korean war veteran is spending a day at home. merrill newman's return is after being detained in north korea for 42 days. he was reunited with his wife and son. he was released after what some say was a forced confession and the first thing was thank his supporters. >>> i want to thank the embassy in beijing. it has been a great homecoming. and i'm here with my family. >> and the state news agency says that knew than was deported as a humanitarian act. if he was asked to if he would ever go back he said probably not. >>> turning to another big story today, the niners will get a chance at redempship against the seahawks. they square off at 125 today. it holds playoff implications. and mike, good morning. >> good morning to you. fans are piling into the parking lot on a chilly morning outside of candlestick park. >> and out of seattle. and they can clip temperature with a win and the 49ers are trying to make the playoffs. they will be involved ahead and a moment field advantage plan to wear red and be on time and when to cheer. there are reports
is back in california this morning at a family home in santa cruz. merrill newman thed at sfo yesterday to plenty of fanfare. here is lisa amin gulezian with more. [applause] >> reporter: he held on to the ones he missed most while being detained in north korea. after traveling some 24 hours, he's finally back in the bay area. >> it's been a great homecoming. i'm tired, but ready to be with my family. >> the 85-year-old was a man of few words while at san francisco enter in the airport. >> what's the first thing you are going to do when you make it back through your door? >> i think probably take my shoes off. >> after leaving sfo the newman family came here to their second home in santa cruz. it's a house they have owned for decades. once inside they have been relaxing and spending time together. this is a photo taken of merrill and his wife leigh having lunch. they aren't returning to their house yety yellow ribbons were tied as a symbol for his safe return. vice president biden had this to say. >> there's a piece of good news. they never should have had it in the first place. >> the
korea is back home. merrill newman arrived yesterday. he was detained 6 weeks at the end of a visit to north korea. in the early 1950s he advised south korean gorillas. during recent attention he was forced to read apology on camera. yesterday he apeyered relieved to be back home in the u.s. >> a good homecoming. i am tired but i am ready to be with my family now. thank you all for the support we got. it is very much appreciated. >> newman thanks swedish embassy in north korea and u.s. embassy in china for helping secure his release. >>> happening in southern california, thousands are expected to pay final respects to actor paul walker. police are preparing for the public memorial. they estimate a crowd of up to 5000 people at the crash site. in an effort to ease traffic congestion police will issue a traffic alert on the street where the fast and furious star was killed. >>> it's time for a closer look from strikes to service disruption, bart has been having trouble all year. >> wednesday, 700 passengers spent an hour on a train stuck in a tunnel. brake dust and smoke filled some o
is back home, and said he spent most of his time in a hotel room. merrill newman was taken into custody a month ago. he tells the santa cruz sentinel, he was well fed and kept comfortable. when asked about his televised apology, newman said that's not my english. he added his wife controls his passport. >>> happening today, the senate will debate whether to extend a law regulating plastic firearms before it expires tomorrow. the law mandates every plastic gun have a piece of metal attached to it so metal detectors and x-rays can spot a weapon. gun control advocates want an extension for another decade. they say the law has added importance because of the availability of these 3d printers. >>> cars, flowers and a whole lot of fans. and the market just opened t take a quic why this tribute to actor paul walker drew thousands of o people. >>> and the market opened 10 minutes ago. let's get a quick look at the early numbers. not too bad. we'll get an update from our financial reporter, jason brooks the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples for homemade. you
korea for more than a month is back in california this morning at a family home in santa cruz. merrill newman landed at sfo yesterday to plenty of fanfare. here is lisa amin gulezian with more. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: he held on to the ones he missed most while being detained in north korea. after traveling some 24 hours, he's finally back in the bay area. >> it's been a great homecoming. i'm tired, but ready to be with my family. >> the 85-year-old was a man of few words while at san francisco international airport. >> what's the first thing you are going to do when you make it back through your door? >> i think probably take my shoes off. >> after leaving sfo the newman family came here to their second home in santa cruz. it's a house they have owned for decades. once inside they have been relaxing and spending time together. this is a photo taken of merrill and his wife leigh having lunch. they aren't returning to their primary residence in palo alto, where yellow ribbons were tied by neighbors as a symbol of merrill's safe return. vice president biden had this to say. >>
-old merrill newman was pulled off a plane in october while touring the country. the swedish ambassador visited him at a hotel and newman said he is being treated well. the north has been holding him for more than a month accusing him of hostile acts during the korean war. >>> time now 6:41. delivery drones, amazon is testing out a futuristic plan to fly your packages right to your door. >> and following the carol, the 12 days of christmas, how one set of gifts will set you back. >> a mixed bag on wall street so far. coming up we'll get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. ,, [[man] it's nothing but tape... [woman] it's a block. we're havin' a baby! [laughter in background] [woman screams] are we havin' a baby? [ambient crying and laughter] the new service, called "pre air," could have orders on customers' doorsteps within0 >>> amazon wants to use drones to speed up delivery time. the new service called prime air could have orders on customer doorsteps within 30 minutes but it at least four years before the drones are ready. they would only handle packages weighing up to
the detainment of palo alto war veteran merrill newman in north korea. biden arrived there today. the white house has already issued a formal request for newman's release. the 85-year-old was detained in late october after the end of a ten-day visit to north korea. over the weekend, north korean television aired a video of newman apologizing for crimes during the korean war. experts believe the statement was coerced. during the war, newman served in a top-secret army unit. nicknamed the white tigers. which trained anti-communist guerillas. >>> vice president biden will also visit south korea during his trip as well as china where he will meet with president xi jiping. the two will most likely discuss china's new claim over the east china sea and the threat it continues to make to countries who fly over that airspace. >>> violence is escalating in southern asia tonight. as anti-government protesters clash with police in thailand. at least four people have been killed there after three straight days of fighting in bangkok. nearly 30,000 people are protesting, determined to topple prime minister sin
merrill newman. making a so-called apology. in the video, the korean war vet said, he was sorry for war crimes he committed. his friends and family say. this apology was clearly scripted. north korea is reveling in newman's detention, some analysts expect newman could be released soon. >> "so this is baffling. but this is a new regime of the new leader. and i suspect he's sending different signals but nobody knows what those signals are." >> another photograph has been released of newman. it shows him enjoying his 10-day tour of north korea. before his detention. a swedish ambassador has met with newman and said, he was being treated well and has received the medications sent by his family. >> a re-paving project in fairfield is closing some roadways later today. starting at 9 tonight, both directions of oliver road, between hartford avenue and rockville road will be closed. also, the westbound 80 oliver road, west-texas street off ramp will be off limits. the work expected to last until 5 o clock tomorrow morning. detour signs will be posted but drivers should also expect delays in the
. rethink possible. >>> 8:13. new information about 85-year- old merrill newman of palo alto who has been detained for more than a month in north korea. the san jose mercury news reports during the korean war, newman led a unit of guerrilla fighters. newman reportedly reached out to surviving meles of his former unit before the trip and planned to meet some of them in south korea after he was supposed to leave north korea. the new information comes after north korea released this video of newman apologizing for war crimes he committed during the korean war. >>> there's word that dennis rod mand is head -- rodman is heading back to north korea. he will make his third visit to the country on december 18th to help train the north korean baseball team for a game in january. on his last trip in february, he watched a basketball game sitting next to the leader, kim jung un. >>> it's been determined that yasser arafat died of natural causes and was not poisoned. french investigators say new test results rule out poisoning. this contradicts a swiss lab report that he was poisoned. arafat's widow
that american veteran being held captive in north korea. turns out that 85-year-old merrill newman was part of a special forces unit that trained a secret guerrilla group during the korean war. members of the group were waiting to reunite with newman in south korea, just before he was detained. >>> and a bizarre scene to show you from a safari lodge in central africa. although really not bizarre. that's where they live. >> yeah. >> not just an elephant in the room. try six. the herd apparently likes to -- >> that's a lobby? >> they say the herd likes to take a shortcut through the lodge after feeding on a nearby fruit tree. it's not a shortcut to them, it's just how you go. who decided to build this house in the middle of our cafeteria? i think is a better question. >>> and finally, imagine you buy a lottery ticket. >> yeah. >> and it's a $50 million winning lottery ticket. >> i'm in. >> and you have no idea because you lost the ticket. >> oh! question of the morning. should you still get the money? >> yes. >> that is what happened to this woman in canada. the money went unclaimed for a yea
showed you the video of an apology made by newman, a korean war vet. many believe the statement was coerced. merrill was released after the apology and because of his age and medical condition. we don't know where newman is right now. we're working on that part of the story. we'll update that for you tonight at 10:00. >>> poor weather led crews in the idaho wilderness to scale back the search for a san jose man's plane. many have been registered for the plane registered to dale smith. it lost radio contact after smith reported engine travel. he was traveling with two of his children, a daughter-in-law and a future son-in-law. officials are asking people to keep an area out in that area for any sign of the missing airport. >>> families tonight in the bayview area are celebrating the opening of a new preschool that. might not seem unusual but this new preschool is a rarity in the community. ktvu's rob roth visited the classroom and meet the children who are benefiting tonight. >> how are you doing? >> reporter: for these 16 preschoolers, it's story time. >> who knows what that is
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